Visitors can rent all kinds of boats at the Volunteer Landing Marina. ((courtesy, Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation))

Volunteer Landing is a historic river walk in Knoxville that includes a visitor center, a marina, and a handful of restaurants. Within walking distance of some of the most famous buildings and districts in Knoxville—including Neyland Stadium, Market Square, and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame—Volunteer Landing has a rich history that dates back to the late 18th century. That's when William Blount, governor of the territory of the United States south of the Ohio River and superintendent of Native American affairs, and representatives of the Cherokee Nation met to establish and sign a peace agreement. The treaty was signed near the Holston River on July 2, 1791. Today, Volunteer Landing has a one-mile walk along the Tennessee River and includes the Volunteer Landing Marina, where visitors can rent houseboats, pontoon boats, wave runners, and more for all or part of the day. Some well-known restaurants in the area include Ruth's Chris Steak House, Riverside Tavern, and Calhoun's on the River.

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956 Volunteer Landing Ln
Knoxville, Tennessee 37915

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Telephone Number: (865) 251-6861
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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